Boknesstrand

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Boknesstrand
Boknesstrand is located in Eastern Cape
Boknesstrand
Boknesstrand
Boknesstrand is located in South Africa
Boknesstrand
Boknesstrand
Coordinates: 33°43′S 26°34′E / 33.717°S 26.567°E / -33.717; 26.567Coordinates: 33°43′S 26°34′E / 33.717°S 26.567°E / -33.717; 26.567
CountrySouth Africa
ProvinceEastern Cape
DistrictSarah Baartman
MunicipalityNdlambe
Area
 • Total1.57 km2 (0.61 sq mi)
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total318
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
Racial makeup (2011)
 • Black African2.5%
 • Coloured1.9%
 • Indian/Asian0.3%
 • White92.1%
 • Other3.1%
First languages (2011)
 • Afrikaans74.1%
 • English24.0%
 • Other1.9%
Time zoneUTC+2 (SAST)
PO box
6189
Area code046

Boknesstrand (or Boknes) is a small seaside town in the Eastern Cape of South Africa. It is close to Cannon Rocks, Kenton-on-Sea, Alexandria, Bushman's River Mouth and Port Alfred. It is part of the Ndlambe Local Municipality in the Sarah Baartman District of the Eastern Cape.

Village 19 km south-east of Alexandria, at the mouth of the Boknes River, from which it takes its name. Formerly called Jammerfontein. The name Boknes is derived from Khoekhoen and means ‘father’s river’. The forms Bocna, Bokana etc. are also encountered.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Main Place Boknesstrand". Census 2011.
  2. ^ "Dictionary of Southern African Place Names (Public Domain)". Human Science Research Council. p. 87.

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